General Market Overview

  • In 2019, the ICT sector has contributed EGP 93.4 billion to the Egyptian GDP (approximately 4% of the total GDP)
  • ITU: Egypt is one of the most developed and rapidly growing Internet markets in terms of users, international bandwidth and services offered.
ICT Penetration (%)
2019
Fixed Lines
9.3%
Mobile Lines
95.6%
​Internet
49.4%
Source: NTRA and MCIT, 2019


The Mobile Market: 
A New Level-Playing Field
  • With over 95 million total subscribers in 2019, the mobile market still shows prospect for growth.
Total Mobile Subscribers2019
Total
95,158,028


The Internet Market:
Still Room for Growth
  • ADSL penetration rate reached 7% in 2019 (up from 1.6% in 2010), and an overall Internet penetration of 49%.
Internet Usage
2019
Internet Users (in millions)
49.0
ADSL Subscribers (in millions)
6.7
USB modem Subscribers (in millions)
3.6
Mobile Broadband Subscribers (in millions)
38.7
​Internet Penetration                                49.4%              


International Internet Bandwidth and Utilization



Fixed-Line Market:
  • Fixed-line sector has managed to hold out consistently versus the aggressive take-over of mobile operators since their arrival on the market.
(In Millions)December 2019*
​Local Exchange Capacity
24.22
Total Subscribers
9.25
Penetration (%)
9.32%
* ​Economic Affairs Department Estimates